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March 02, 2014

StandardAero RR300 Program Advances With Five Recent Engine Inductions

Also Implementing More Than 50 Individual Book Repairs

StandardAero says it has rapidly built up its capabilities and MRO services for Rolls-Royce RR300 helicopter engines, inducting five engines into the company’s Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada shop since signing its license agreement authorizing StandardAero as an RR300 engines service provider in December, 2013.

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Ball Aerospace Delivers Phased Array Antennas For Orion Inaugural Flight

Antennas To Enable Astronaut Crew Communications On Future Missions

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has delivered four phased array antennas to Lockheed Martin and NASA's Kennedy Space Center for the inaugural test flight of the Orion spacecraft. The Ball-built antennas are the primary means of voice, data and video communications for the astronaut crew for the nation's next generation spacecraft.

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AgustaWestland Delivers First Of Six AW119Kx To Life Link III

Aircraft Built In AgustaWestland's Philadelphia Assembly Facility

The first of six EMS configured AW119Kx have been delivered to Life Link III, an air medical transportation provider operating in Minnesota and Wisconsin, by AgustaWestland. The aircraft was built and delivered from AgustaWestland’s Philadelphia assembly line and features a customized EMS interior and advanced life-saving equipment.

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3rd And 4th RAN MH-60R Helicopters Complete Production

Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy Deliver Advanced, Next-Generation Aircraft To Support International Partnership

The third and fourth MH-60R "Romeo" helicopters have left the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego, NY to join the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first pair of helicopters training at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, FL.

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Air Strato Completes First Take-Off And Landing From Rough Terrain

One Landing Gear On Electric HALE UAV Damaged During Touchdown

On February 13, 2014, Air Strato, an electrical powered unmanned aerial vehicle, performed its first take-off from rough terrain. The aircraft performed a short flight at an altitude of about 75 feet, and then landed.

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Rolls-Royce Shares Next Generation Engine Designs

Looks To Build On The Success Of The Trent Family

Rolls-Royce has shared details of its next generation of engine designs, which could be ready within ten years, featuring technology innovation designed to transform performance. The company has built a technology leadership position with its Trent family of engines, the latest of which, the Trent XWB, Rolls-Royce says is the most efficient engine flying today.

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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Grows MRO Business

North American Unit Expands AS350, AS355, EC130B4 Capability

Vector Aerospace, a provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, says that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA), one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul offers a full range of AS350, AS355 and EC130B4 capabilities.

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Texas State Senator Bob Deuell Receives Bell Helicopter Award

Local Legislator Presented With The 2014 Bell Helicopter Legislative Leadership Award

Bell Helicopter on Friday recognized Texas State Senator Bob Deuell with the Bell Helicopter Legislative Leadership Award. The award honors elected officials who have been avid supporters of the aerospace and defense industries and who have fostered an environment of economic growth in Texas and across the nation.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.02.14): Circle-To-Land Maneuver

Circle-To-Land Maneuver A maneuver initiated by the pilot to align the aircraft with a runway for landing when a straight?in landing from an instrument approach is not possible or is not desirable. At tower controlled airports, this maneuver is made only after ATC authorization has been obtained and the pilot has established required visual reference to the airport.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.02.14)

Aero Linx: The International Air Transport Association (IATA) The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 240 airlines or 84% of total air traffic. We support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues. A guiding concept of IATA’s structure is “Global Development, Regional Delivery”, where the Head Office divisions drive the development of global standards, systems and advocacy positions, while the regional and country offices are responsible for implementation.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.02.14)

“At this point we are developing training courses and continuing to qualify and train technicians while working closely with Rolls-Royce to ensure R66 operators receive the same levels of service excellence on RR300 engines that has made us the marketplace leader for M250 engine repair and overhaul.” Source: Manny Atwal, Vice President, Helicopters for StandardAero, which has rapidly built up its capabilities and MRO services for Rolls-Royce RR300 helicopter engines, inducting five engines into the company’s Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada shop since signing its license agreement authorizing StandardAero as an RR300 engines service provider in December, 2013.

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